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FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
in defense cuts seemed ludicrous. defense secretary leon panetta told the pentagon not the plan for it. now it seems not only is the military planning for the cuts, republicans seem to think the cuts are inevitable. >> i think the sequester is going to happen. because that $1.2 trillion in spending cuts we can't lose the spending cuts. that would pay for the last debt ceiling increase. >> the looming deadline is march 1. deputy defense secretary ash carter warned friday that the pentagon's $800,000 civilian employees will face furloughs. and reduce paychecks starting in april, if sequestration is not avoided. pentagon is now planning to eliminate 46,000 temporary civilian workers as a result of these imminent budget cuts. >> i got a perfect storm coming up in the next few months. we have this whole crazy mechanism called sequester. that means $1 trillion will be cut across the board. $500 billion out of defense. across the board. >> in a meat ax approach that will hollow out the force if it happens. >> one of the natio defense contractors general dynamics based in false church virginia repo
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
. at this hour, we are hearing that several people have been hurt. we'll bring you to the pentagon for the latest on this story, just ahead. >>> also breaking news ahead. the former mayor of new york, ed koch has died. he was 88 years old. a look at his legacy this morning. a controversial, combative, confrontational and brash mayor, and the people of new york city loved him. we'll tell you about that, straight ahead. christine. >>> and the first jobs report of 2013 released in an hour and a half. the numbers for you, what it means for the health of the economy and the jobs market. >> and the defense secretary nominee on the defensive. chuck hagel grilled on capitol hill. did he blow his shot to convince lawmakers that he's the right man for the job? >> friday, february 1st, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. breaking news, we start with. two people have died, several people wounded in explosion that has taken place outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey. chris lawrence joins us from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. not much information right now.
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
in ankara, turkey. chris lawrence joins us from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. not much information right now. turkey authorities are responding to that scene, trying to collect more information. the blast happened just a short while ago, some. news reports out of that area, saw a big flash, heard a big bang. reports of several people wounded near a side gate of the embassy. we're waiting for more information, the u.s., of course, has two major air bases in turkey no, where near the capit capital. soledad. >> thank you, chris, for watching this story. >>> also, we told you just moments ago, the former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he passed away from congestive heart failure. he had really problems with his health over the last many years. mayor koch elected in 1977. he was a judge on the people's court, and he had been hospitalized recent well fluid on his lungs. moved to intensive care yesterday. he was 88 years old. richard socaridies joins us. writer for "new yorker," former aide to president clinton. when i was a kid growing up in long island, mayor koch was
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 11:00am EST
the pentagon at this contentious time. >> we cannot allow the work of confronting the great threats we face today to held hostage to partisanship on either side. >> if confirmed chuck hagel would be the first former enlisted man and the first vietnam war veteran to head the pentagon. >>> today the senate will decide whether the government can continue borrowing millions of dollars without congress' permission. it is set to vote on a bill to athe debt ceiling to keep going up through the middle of may had a would delay the ex-penned showdown between democrats and republicans over spending cuts. the house passed a bill last week. >>> president obama says he will sign it if it passes in the senate. >>> we are still following a developing story out of alabama. a-year-old boy is being held hostage and is now going on three days. here is what we know. 63-year-old man boarded a school bus tuesday after fatally shooting the bus driver. he grabbed the 5-year-old sxwoy pled the scene. police tracked the man down but says he has been holding the child hostage for more than 30 hours. neighbors of the m
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 1:00pm PST
the president's pick to head to the pentagon. why chuck hagel is facing bitter opposition and he's fighting back. >>> and blackberry, a new operating system and a new name. but is it enough to survive? if there was a pill to help protect your eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye care experts at bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. now that's a pill worth taking. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. help protect your eye health. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ it's so important to make meone happy.♪ ♪make just one someone happy ♪and you will be happy too. >>> john kerry had no trouble sailing through the senate confirmation process but president obama's pick for defense secretary is facing a much tougher road. the former senator chu
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 9:00am EST
cuts that could have a big impact on pentagon employees. >>> and just how good are those home remedies for fighting the flu? doctors are giving us their expert opinion. one solution that's thought to be very soothing. >>> you can also join us now online on facebook and twitter. just search news 4 today. we're right back. we set our goals higher than anyone. perdue is the first and the only chicken company to have usda process verified programs for fresh, all natural chicken. our chickens are not fed steroids or hormones. [ jim ] we raise our chickens cage-free. we're trying to make a better chicken. that i put on my children's plate. that's why we use all-white meat, breading that is whole grain with omega-3 and no preservatives. it is my goal to make the highest quality, best-tasting nugget on the market. i want consumers to go, "dang, that's a good nugget." >>> layoffs are coming e ing ti district's only public university. the school has been under pressure to cut its unrestricted operating budget. this will reportedly save $8.5 million a year. the layoffs come one month after the bo
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 3:00am PST
level that he had been waterboarded. he had practiced at the pentagon. he had been working on this. but when he referred to containment on iran rather than prevention of nuclear weapons and had to be corrected and then corrected again, a note was passed to him, and then the chairman helpfully said to him, containment is not a policy at all. that is not our policy. that is such a critical mistake on an issue that he knew that he was going to be asked about. we knew that he was going to have to explain the, quote, jewish lobby and take that back and some of the other things. the way he did it didn't seem crisp. and then when ted cruz wheeled in the tv screen to play an al jazeera talk show and put him on the spot or how he defended israel or didn't defend israel in response to a question on a talk show, it would be like somebody saying to you or mika, joe, you were on c-span ten years ago, and what did you say to someone who called in? that was very, very tough. >> that was sort of my point at the top. >> it's interesting that you had said, mika, yesterday as we were going to a meeti
FOX
Jan 25, 2013 10:00pm EST
show this weekend. >> first of all, the pentagon lifting the ban on women in combat, very controversial move. we'll be talking to the first combat pilot in the u.s. military who is a female who says it's about time as well as a retired lieutenant general who says the pentagon is trying to turn the military into a social experiment. that will be a spirited debate. then we'll talk about the obama agenda for the second term as he laid it out in his inaugural address. it's very aggressive and quite liberal and we'll talk about that with democratic senator dick durbin and republican senator bob corkin. >> a lot of people are saying the president seems to have a different swagger about him in his second term. are people telling you they're noticing the same thing about the president? >> oh, absolutely. you know, i think that first of all, he's never going to have to face reelection again and secondly, i think he made a decision actually about a year ago that dealing, trying to negotiate and make deals with the republicans, particularly in the house, was just a losing battle. first he was very
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am EST
. >> the pentagon steps up its attack on hackers. plans were in the work to more than quadruple the number of people had has to strengthen the nation's sign security work force. the news come after an attack this weekend targeting sensitive government information. we'll be right back. >>> now, a developing story out of brazil where officials continue to investigate a deadly nightclub fire. witnesses say the fire was sparked by a flare or fireworks set off by a bend member inside the club. officials say one of the exists was locked trapping the victims inside. most of them died from smoke inhalation. last night, we smoke by phone with globo news anchor eduardo grillo who said it is a tragedy for the whole country. >> now, the bad part of t all the families have to recognize the bodies. since it's college town, they were all students from all over the doesn't ri. a lot of families are flying down to santa maria to identify their children. -- from automatic over the country. >> the fire is being called the deadliest nightclub fire in the world in more than a decade. the mayor of the city has declared a
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am PST
'll have the latest. our big story, happening now the president's pick to lead the pentagon is facing his critics. i'm jenna lee. jon: good to have you back after a week away. jenna: hope you missed me desperately. jon: yes we did. i'm jon scott. whether chuck hagel will be confirmed as defense secretary the republican taking questions from his former colleagues on the senate armed services committee. many in his own party criticizing him ever sips his nomination was announced saying is not sufficiently pro-israel and he needs to be. he is criticized for his quotes on the jewish lobby and gay rights. no matter what he said in the past his world view has stayed the same. >> my overall world view has never changed. that america has and must maintain the strongest military in the world. that we must lead in the international community, to confront threats and challenges together. and take advantage of opportunities together. that we must use all our tools of american power to protect our citizens and our interests. jon: let's talk about the hearings with chris wallace, the ainge core of -- a
CNN
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
rhetoric, or does north korea really have the capability to attack? pentagon correspondent barbara starr has all the details. >> reporter: north korea's latest sabre rattling. threatening the south just one day after pyongyang said it will lob missiles at the u.s. and conduct a new nuclear test, leaving no doubt leader kim jong-un isn't giving up his father's nuclear program. the u.s. might not is advanced warning of a new underground test. >> they have the capability, frankly, to conduct these tests in a way that make it very difficult to determine whether or not they are doing it. >> reporter: but there are signs they're ready to test if ordered. >> the north korean are maintaining a fairly high state of readiness at the test site. that means that if the order is given from pyongyang to go ahead, they can probably conduct the test in a few weeks. >> reporter: satellite imagery shows a tunnel entrance where the device may undergo final assembly. a bunker for personnel and equipment. and a communications network to make sure the order to detonate can be carried out. north korea's weapons
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
this all tie together? what would be your advice to the president on how the pentagon is going to address all of those budget constraints? >> well, let's start with where we are. the pentagon is adjusting and i think, responsible -- responsibly to our future based on the budget control act of 2011. you know the details of that. the chief has submitted plans as we rebalance and refit and unwind a second war and all the dynamics that are changing them since the last decade. it gives us new opportunities. audits, all the acquisition focus, accountability, we are being forced -- the department of defense -- to take a hard look at its priorities. as i said before, it begins with mission then the resources to fulfill that mission and then what are the priorities within that mission. how do you finance it all? if sequestration would to take effect, then all of this will be affected. that is exactly right. we've deferred some decisions. we set back some of the schedules on some of our ships, planes, decisions on a number of things. it isn't just the dollars that affect this but it is the planning
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 4:00am PST
. androgel 1.62%. >>> a new poll finds the nation strongly in support of the pentagon's announcement that women will be able to serve combat roles in the military. gallup reports 74% in favor of the decision. and the numbers hold up when you break it down by sex. joining me now is mary jennings-hagar. she served two tours of duty in afghanistan, also injured in combat when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down. m.j., such a pleasure to have you on the back. >> good morning, alex. >> in life, as we all know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> and when you heard that, what did you think? >> that he completely understands where where we're coming from. that's what we're asking for. nobody is asking for fwaurn tgu positions many we're asked for the opportunity to compete, based on skill rather than gender. >> you are one of the women that brought the lawsuit. was it evident when you brought the case that the pentagon would change its stance? >> you know, alex, i have to be honest, i
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
the rocketer which is referring to the pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women in combat roles. coming up on this edition of "the washington journal," we will be talking with kayla williams about the decision to lift the ban on combat roles. later we will take a look at the best and worst bosses on capitol hill. we will be right back after this break. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> if we turned away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> it is a bully pulpit and you have to take advantage of it. >> obesity is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> a zero antennas come up and tell me when somebody has their own agenda. >> it would be a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. she is the only one he can trust. >> many women who were first ladies, a lot of them were riders. >> they are in many cases more interesting as human beings tha
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 4:25am EST
valley. nature at its most delicious. >>> new this morning, the pentagon plans to boost its cybersecurity force in order to combat a growing threat of hacking. the "washington post" reports the move will increase the force from 900 personnel to nearly 5,000. the plan will also reportedly create three different kinds of security groups, national mission forces, combat mission forces and cyberprotection forces. the move comes after a string of attacks including one that wiped out 30,000 computers at a saudi arabian oil facility. >>> the beefed-up cybersecurity force also comes on the heels of a threat of the federal government's web site. the group is claiming responsibility to death of an internet programmer. the hacker claim they gained access to several computer systems and are copying information and threatening to release it. >> it is dangerous. after the wikipedia leaks, you would have hoped we cleaned this up. we haven't. it is something we don't spend enough time and money on. it is a serious vulnerability. >> the government has to first of all figure out where can it protect and ho
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am PST
-- from hospital employees not from patients. >>> the pentagon wants to hire computer experts and cyber experts. washington has been warning about a spike in cyber attacks. they are encouraging college students to pursue careers in cyber security. the cyber command's level is about 900. that number is expected to reach about 5,000 over the next several years. >>> 7:10. and an attempt to stop your pg&e rates from going up. we'll tell you who is stepping in to protect your money and why they say the increase is not needed. >> i've been here for a long time. i just want to see my family. >> local immigrants reacting to news that true immigration reform may come soon and what the president will be announcing today. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good i
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 8:00pm EST
at the pentagon. i'm not opposed to that. you need a sensible defense program reflecting what the needs are today in to protect the country and defend our bogses around the world. liz: senator, how much of the problem is the fact that washington, d.c. seems to be living in bubble city? you know, the real estate's going strong, lobbyists, consul at that particular times in the -- consultants in the city going great. that impact decisions in washington, d.c.? go ahead. >> oh, i think so. i think you're in a bubble up here, but, also, remember, members of congress and members of the senate, if they are doing the job, they are going home to the districts, their states, talking to people, listening to people. i think district by district or state by state, people get that this debt and this deficit is going to consume us. part of the problem though, again, an i go back to the president. he has the biggest megaphone in the town and country. he has to be responsible and step up and speak up and lead. now, based on his inaugural address, maybe he's not going to do that, but that really worried me about t
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
are about to be out of a job. the pentagon says it's lays off many of the 46,000 temporary and contract workers. the rest of the workforce would face furloughs of one day a week without pays that would last the rest of the 2013 year. it's all in an effort to manage the billions, said to kick in march 1st. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden met with police from across the country today, to talk about ways to stem gun violence. >> we recognize that this is an issue that elicits a lot of passion. no group is pour -- that's where the rubber hits the road. >> the president noted it would take the cooperation of congress to pass the bulk. his goals include restricting access with assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, as well as universal background checks for all gun buyers. >>> the first witnesses were called to the stand for the trial of a baltimore man. michael johnson is charged with the murder of 16-year-old felicia barnes that occurred in 2010. today barnes' older sister testified johnson tried to make a pass at felicia six months before the murder. the prose
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
enlisted man and first vietnam veteran to head the pentagon. >>> some big developments in this terrible wreck involving a fire truck. we'll tell you about a new internal investigation, and about the miraculous recovery of a firefighter. >>> plus beyonce's lip-sync controversy. tonight we're hearing from the singer for the first time. >>> we weren't the only ones to get hit with this severe weather. a new look at the damage from this deadly storm. "news4 at 5" is just getting started. >>> keeping virginia students safe, that's the goal of virginia governor bob mcdonald's new task force on school and campus safety. today's the deadline. >> much of the focus is on the public schools, but the private schools are also having concerns. news4's northern have a is a bureau reporter david culver explains. >> julia is volunteer for recess duty today. her son gus to st. amber's -- it's private, but she hopes that doesn't mean it's any less attention. >> i'm a taxpayer. >> inside school principal barbara is constantly monitoring her has. no one from the police department ever -- we didn't know what
FOX
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am EST
on fox news sunday, the pentagon lifts the ban on women in combat. chris wallace will sit down with the first female combat pilot in the u.s. military and a retired general. >> plus, another cold day on tap. gwen is back with a look at what we can expect and she'll with a work week preview. we'll hope for a couple of suns in that. we'll see. stay with us. >>> it's your look at the new and note worthy of the week ahead, the capital rundown for the week of january 28, 2013. monday, national school choice week gets underway in washington with a forum on the subject at noon at 1,000 massachusetts avenue northwest at the cato institute. tuesday, january 29th, the subcommittee on health holds a meeting that starts at 10:00 a.m. wednesday, january 30th, the senate foreign relations committee continues its meeting of the 113th congress in the capitol building. thursday, january 31, the senate armed services committee opens hearings on it's nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. that's at 9:30 a.m. and on friday, february 1st, nasa marks the tenth anniversary of
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am EST
as well working that you are way out to the metro stop. 395 at the pentagon, no issues reported as you continue across the 14th street bridge. they are monitoring the roads and simply doling with wet pavement but they are prepared in case things start to ice up for you. beltway outer loop at nam ham avenue flowing closer to university boulevard headed over. -- beltway outer loop as new hampshire avenue flowing closer to university boulevard headed over. >>> in spite of everything that is going on outside, it is still mentoring monday here on fox 5. >> our holly morris joins us from the fox 5 phone bank. are the phones ringing over there? >> right. listen to. this we've had about 30 or so people calling in. lots of wonderful volunteers here ready to take your calls. they are busy but they are not busy enough. there should be no time for them to be chatting with each other. they should be chatting with people out there who want for give of your time. i want to check in with darlene robinson. tell me about casa. >> it is a court appointed special advocacy. what we do is we basically take
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 5:00am EST
to report now northbound on 395 and 95 as you travel from the occoquan headed out to the pentagon. lanes are open and traffic running smoothly each way. north of town, all lanes are open between college park and bethesda. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >> thank you. >>> our big story we are following this morning, a bipartisan deal for our nation's immigration reform. >> just one day after a joint deal was announced by lawmakers, president obama is heading to nevada to announce his plan. melanie a.-- alnwick has that story. >> the president's trip to vegas is to unveil his plan for immigration reform. eight senators, four republicans, four democrats, released framework monday which they call a tough but fair route to citizenship for more than 11 million people living here illegally. it allows more temporary workers to stay, increases border security and cracks down on employers who hire illegals. green cards could be awarded to immigrants who obtain certain advanced degree from american university. people here illegally would have to pass background checks and p
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
of questions at today's confirmation hearing. among them potential sequestration cuts at the pentagon, his views in the middle east and his views of women and gays in the military. the last two specifically will be asked in light of controversial comments made in the past seen as anti-israel and anti-gay. hagel is fighting back and apologizing. >> we chose this as the hagel war room. we are doing rapid response as issues come in. that's what you would expect in this confirmation process. >> as a measure of our progress as a nation and specifically as a community of lgbt individuals, within 24 hours senator hagel had issued an apology. >> so he has some folks on his side. the 66-year-old vietnam veteran says his views have been distorted but it will be an uphill battle. we'll see how it goes today. >> sounds like he will have to defend every comma and permed the way things are going. >> we are -- period the way things are going. >> and we're going back 13 years. he's certainly said a lot during those 13 years. he will have a lot of explaining to do on the hill. >>> the manti te'o girlfriend
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 8:00pm EST
including working at the n.s.c. on detail, at nato headquarters, brought at the middle east and the pentagon. he was advisor to four presidents, president obama asked him to lead his afghanistan-pakistan policy review in early 2009 and he did that for a couple of months before happily, for us, returning to brookings. bruce has written already two books in the time he's been here, actually a third is about to come out, i'll mention that in just a second, but the first two were about al qaeda and then about the u.s.-pakistan relationship "the deadly embrace." . his new book, coming out next month is "avoiding armageddon" and it's the story about the u.s.-india-pakistan relationship and crisis management over the last half century or so. general stan mcchrystal is a 1976 graduate of west point. spent 34 years in the u.s. army. retiring as a four-star general in the summer of 2010. he has been commander in afghanistan. he was the director of the joint staff. but perhaps in military circles, most of all, as i mentioned, this five-year period at joint special operations command makes him memorable
FOX Business
Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
spending across the board. look at the pentagon. i'm not opposed to that. you need a sensible defense program reflecting what the needs are today in to protect the country and defend our bogses around the world. liz: senator, how much of the problem is the fact that washington, d.c. seems to be living in bubble city? you know the real estate's going strong, lobbyists, consul at that particular times in the -- consultants in the city going great. that impact decisions in washington, d.c.? go ahead. >> oh, i think so. i think you're in a bubble up here, but also remember, members of congress and members of the senate, if they are doing the job they are going home to the districts, their states, talking to people listening to people. i think district by district or state by state, people get that this debt and this deficit is going to consume us. part of the problem though again, an i go back to the president. he has the biggest megaphone in the town and country. he has to be responsible and step up and spea
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 8:00am PST
, practiced at the pentagon. he had been working on this. >> so jill, is it a surprise that hagel seemed unprepared, or is it a surprise that republicans were going at him so hard? >> none of this should have been a surprise, thomas. i mean, they knew that the republicans were not happy with them. and the democrats, i think it's too strong to say they support him. they're going to hold their nose, perhaps, and vote for him, because the president wants him. but no one is really for him. so all of these things were expected. and he should have been prepped and ready to answer every single one of these things. he should have been prepared for "i want yes or no." he should have been prepared for iran and containment. i mean, even his correction was incorrect. >> and chip, let me talk to you, because our nbc's first read has out that hostile gop questioning might have made democrats even more you wanted, or so the white house hopes and believes. and this is what perry was referring to earlier about roy blunt appearing on "the daily rundown" . take a look. >> a majority in the senate should be
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 9:00am PST
, a new poll finds that the nation is strongly in support of the pentagon's announcement this week that women will now be able to serve in combat roles in the military. gallup report said 74% of people are in favor of the decision. those numbers hold up when you break them down by men and women as well. let me bring in democratic congress woman loretta sanchez, senior female member of the house armed services committee and homeland security committee. thank you so much for being here with us. why now is this time right time to do this? is it overdue would you say? is there something about it happening right now that's good timing? >> well, t.j., i've been fighting for about the last five or six years with a bill in the house to recognize what we already know. our women have been fighting in iraq and afghanistan. there is no frontline. everywhere is the frontline. they've been in combat. they've been killed. they're p.o.w.s. they've been wounded. and yet they have never received the recognition north pay nor the promotions due to the fact that they would be in combat. so it's long o
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 6:30pm EST
to pull this off. >> the pentagon has started to take steps to prepare itself for the sequestration and planning that has not taken place until now. >> they are laying off temporary employees. it is starting to happen. >> senator inhofe has been critical about not planning earlier. the >> there is a little brinkmanship going. i do believe there was a time and when each everybody said we are all against it so how can have them? there never was a path that the two sides could find that would lead them to averting it. >> the center was critical of the president in the stance of his overall military and mention three ways the president has worked for cuts, and delays, and additions to the military budget. when you talk to officers of line, and you find them as critical of the administration that what is: on average is very dramatic. this represents a huge threat to the united states. there are others that would argue it is more a regional. the ability to react is clearly limited. when you look at individual things, there are concerns. afghanistan is another issue. >> these are big and c
Current
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
the joint chiefs of staff. this was not imposed on them by any civilians in the pentagon or the white house. the joint chiefs recommended it because women are already in combat. let's start paying the ones who are in combat, what they deserve >> it is not like every woman in the military will be in combat. you've got to earn it. there's going to be tests. i mean come on, they're not just going to send people out there who aren't qualified. we don't have time to talk about hillary's testimony on the hill last week. just the floodgates of right wing misogyny that that opened up. preview of what's to come, i think. >> john: i think you're right eric. they had eight years of hating her as first lady. 12 years of loving her as a senator and secretary of state and now they're looking at 2016, they're going to hate her all over again to hurt her so chris christie, who they also hate, can become president. one more thing about the women in combat. there's so many men in the military who aren't fit for combat. there were so many women who are ready for combat and haven't been allowed to serve. i wan
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
's terrible. in "the washington post," the number of people working on s cybersecurity for the pentagon is going to increase fivefold. the department of defense's cyber command which mainly focuses on kpourt systems is going to increase to nearly 5,000 troops and civilians. the retooled program will include combat mission forces who may help military commanders by disabling an encommand and control system before a military attack. tell us about it, richard. >> both cyber defense and cyber offense. you speak to anyone in the military in the intelligence community, this is the first thing they talk about. it's an area of great advantage for us. look at the way we use computer viruses. we can organize information in ways that others can't. on the other hand, everything we do as a society, everything we do as a military is now based upon cyber. so we're both the best but also the most vulnerable ultimately. so the idea that we're throwing enormous resources at this, this is no coincidence. it's not a one-time thing. this is now the future. >>> from our parade of papers, "the kansas city sta
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
of defense. hagel is expected to offer his views on the deep budget cuts facing the pentagon, if lawmakers are unable to avoid sequestration. on iran, the former senator has told congress in written remarks that meddle be prepared to strike that country if necessary, but stressed the need to be cautious and certain when considering the use of force. vice president joe biden yesterday defended hagel and john kerry from critics who say they're concerned the president's new national security team would be hesitant to act. >> to suggest that two war heroes won the bronze star, purple heart, silver star, taking over both the state department and defense is a -- or whatever the phrase was -- is ridiculous. >> all right. so, fortunately, on john kerry's senate career in that moment, moving on, i just watched you watching barnicle, and i was wondering what you were thinking, given him. >> you know, i tell you what i was thinking. i was thinking that it's very rare for senator kerry to show public emotion. i've seen him do it on one other occasion, at a funeral service, where he eulogized a young g
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
week we've seen to budgets slated announcement coming out of the pentagon. one i was looking up just now because i was going to remember the numbers, and that is that the pentagon is beefing up its private security force, taking it from 900, to 4000, and putting a few billion dollars into it. the other one that is apparently being beefed up in these times of budgetary constraints are the special forces. tom, would you just talk about a generally? fred, if you talk about that not just in afghanistan but the broader battle at the nature of it and then we'll come over to transit and the nonexistent challenge that faces us in asia. >> i will try to be brief, danny. look, these new capabilities, cyber operations or whatever you want to call them, are certainly necessary, needed, and our abilities to exploit, you know, the electromagnetic spectrum continued as the internet is pretty critical. but it's not qualitatively different from other forms of intelligence gathering or, you know, attempts to, either by prop 10, or by direct attack, affect the military or strategic situation. the fondn
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
reasons, the pentagon and the planners have made their own case to the president. and with the new resource problem we confronted in mali, look what it took to support french against al qaeda sub contractors. if we can't do that when in fact americans are held hostage and killed, what kind of response do you really expect for . >> is that a consequence of the u.s. not getting involved in mali earlier? >> what is the implication from that we in effect need to be involved -- . >> the u.s. has been concerned about mali for at least eight nows. -- months only now there's a discussion about where we should do more. >> look, in the time of the great extra cater. we are -- that -- what is threaten, our foreign policy is not manic interventionism right now. that's not what we have to worry about here. >> let's move on. if you have a question, raise your hand. i'm going ask you to identify yourself. keep your question short. let's go to [inaudible] of radio-- and then go to the woman right here in the black and hand the microphone to her. >> hi, my name is -- [inaudible] that syria is part
CNN
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am PST
knife in the drawer at the pentagon. that's the job description. he's not going to the department of the interior. in terms of whether or not republicans will vote to confirm him, democrats need to hold together and get five republicans to confirm him and he should be able to become the next secretary of defense. there are grumblings among republican senators that they may consider putting a hold on his information to extracts more answers from the administration on the issue of benghazi. that this could be leverage to get to the bottom of that debacle and understanding better the administration's timeline, position, since they didn't get straight answers from former secretary of state hillary clinton. >> yeah. >> i think if they do that, it would be a big political mistake. the perception would be very negative for the republicans. >> any single senator can put a hold a nomination. it's been done before. in terms of voting down the nomination, that hasn't happened to a senator since john tower. i don't see that happening. >> let's talk immigration and gun control. both were big t
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 10:00am EST
in iraq was much worse than it appeared from from afar. i was coming out of the pentagon. it was clearly unsettled. it looked much worse than we had thought. the first hope was that if we got saddam hussein, that would solve the problem. we made an effort to do that. in december, we picked up saddam. it became obvious that, as one of my guys described, a bunch of former miss -- regime guys were not really running the beginning of the resistance, the beginning of the insurgency. zarqawi had started to build a network that took trained people, or iraqi sunnis -- trained people, iraqi sunnis, who had been dislocated from their position in society, sometimes government, sometimes military might and they were terrified of the shia, which was going to be dominant in the future. you had this combination of factors that was fear of the future, frustration against foreign invaders, and then -- not as much religious extremism as sometimes is perceived. it was not really an al qaeda religious movement. it was a political movement, but he got leveraged by some very clever work by people like abu mus
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